Jerry Hirsch

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Number of Electric Commercial Vehicle Offerings Surge, Calstart Says

FedEx delivery van Medium-duty trucks typically used for urban delivery are the fastest growing segment of the green commercial vehicle market. FedEx plans to purchase 1,000 electric delivery vans from manufacturer Chanje. (FedEx Corp.)

North America is experiencing a surge in zero-emission commercial vehicle offerings, according to research from Calstart, a clean transportation accelerator.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 3, 2020
Business, Equipment

Mitsubishi-Fuso to End US, Canadian Sales

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE130 A Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE130. (Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp.)

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. is exiting the U.S. and Canadian markets as part of a strategic shift to focus on other regions, but will maintain service support for vehicles now on the road, the company announced.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous, Top 100

California Becomes Epicenter of Emerging Truck Technology

California Self-driving truck firm TuSimple’s headquarters are in San Diego. The company is testing and developing SAE Level 4 automated driving technology for heavy-duty trucks. (TuSimple)

With its emissions mandates, tough labor laws, inspection requirements and extensive regulations, California has become both a difficult and expensive environment for trucking.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

Titanium Reports Revenue, Net Income Grow in Q1

Titanium Transportation Group Titanium Transportation Group, based in Bolton, Ontario, has opened offices in Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn., within the past year and plans to find more locations throughout the U.S. (Vision Group)

Titanium Transportation Group reported solid revenue growth and a profit gain in the first quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 13, 2020
Business, Top 100

YRC Worldwide Posts Q1 Profit on Reduced Revenue

YRC Freight YRC Freight

YRC Worldwide Inc. swung to a profit in the first quarter, but revenue dipped and the less-than-truckload carrier warned that after gaining a waiver this year, it might not be able to stay in compliance with one of its loan covenants a year from now.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 12, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Electric Truck Integration Poses Challenges for Fleets, Study Shows

NFI An eCascadia from DTNA's Freightliner brand, operated by NFI. (Daimler Trucks North America)

Many fleets are looking to integrate electric trucks into their operations but are stymied by a series of obstacles that will slow the shift from diesel vehicles.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 11, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Expeditors Sees Profit, Revenue Fall in Q1; Workforce Remains Intact

Expeditors sign Expeditors International

Global disruptions created by the coronavirus pandemic depressed profits and revenue at Expeditors International in the first quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 8, 2020
Business, Technology

Americold Sees Surge in Q1 Profits, Revenue

Americold An Americold warehouse via Americold Realty Trust

Refrigerated warehouse operator Americold Realty Trust saw revenue and profits jump in the first quarter as its storage and distribution network played a key role in supplying a surge in grocery demand in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 8, 2020
Business, Logistics

ArcBest Records 61% Decline in Q1 Net Income

ABF Freight truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ArcBest Corp. reported a drop in revenue and profits for the first quarter, and business took a turn for the worse at the beginning of the second quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tesla Delays First Deliveries of Electric Semi to 2021

Tesla Semi The Tesla Semi. (Alexis Georgeson/Tesla Motors)

Tesla Inc. pushed back first deliveries of its Semi commercial tractor into next year, making the truck two years behind its original schedule.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
May 5, 2020

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